of the Mind
In this book Vandana Shiva, who has established herself as a leading independent thinker and voice of the South, brings together her thinking on the protection of biotechnology, and the consequences for agriculture of the global pre-eminence of Western-style scientific knowledge.
She examines the current threats to the planet's biodiversity and the environmental and human consequences of its erosion and replacement by monocultural production. She calls for a halt to the aid and market incentives to both large-scale destruction of habitats where biodiversity thrives and the introduction of centralised, homogeneous systems of cultivation.
Indian woman activist and environmentalist....brings together her thinking
on the protection of biodiversity, the implications of biotechnology,
and the consequences for agriculture of the global pre-eminence of the
Western-style... explains what these technologies involve and gives example
of their impact in practice....questioned their claims to improving natural
species for the good of all and highligts the ethnical and environmental
1 Monocultures of the Mind The 'Disappreard' Knowledge Systems
2 Biodiversity: A Third World Perspective
3 Biotechnology and the Environment
4 The Seed and the Spinning Wheel: Technology Development and Biodiversity
5The Biodiversity Convention: An Evaluation from the Third World Perspective